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governor chris christie. president promising the administration's support in rebuilding the jersey shore. >> for those like people i had a chance to meet on this block and throughout new jersey, throughout the region whose lives were up ended, my second message is we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you will get the help you need. >> down to florida now, governor mitt romney in coral gables with senator marco rubio. romney did not mention the president by name but said the country needs to change direction. >> we face some challenges and as a result of that, it is my view we should not continue along the same path but it is time to take a new path. bold aggressive change. >> staying in florida now, vice-president joe biden back on the campaign trail telling supporters he was proud of leaders of different parties in the northeast pulling together. >> we are all better off when everybody is in the deal together. we are all working together. so hopefully when this god all of storm and its aftermath is dealt, hopefully when this election is over, we wi
and was greeted by chris christie and they flew over portions in a helicopter of atlantic and cape may county. they saw boardwalks and streets covered and flooded with water and sand. the focus right now is to help those who are victims and others who have been displaced by the lost power from the storm. >> our hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones. it's true because of good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been. for the individual families, obviously, their world has been torn a part. >> obviously, i want to thank the president we spent a significant afternoon together surveying the damage. we were in marine one together to show the president that personally. >> reporter: in light of the devastation, the president suspended his presidential campaign activities and the president will resume campaigning tomorrow, which stops in wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. mitt romney campaigned in tampa, florida, with senator marco rubio and jeb bush but mitt romney didn't mention president obama by name, shawn. >> what do you think this is going to do? what sort
chris christy made it clear that he is occupied and now off the campaign trail in support of mitt. >> i will tell you this administration at the moment could give a dam less about election day. if you hear about the devastation that's upon this state. i am sure that while the nation election is obviously important, that the people of new jersey at this moment would really be unhappy with me if they thought for a second i was occupying my time thinking of how i was going to get people to vote a week from today. >> now, with seven days left until the election a wild card in the form of a wild storm has put both campaigns into unexpected territory on october 30th 2012. >> well, president obama will travel the storm of new jersey to view the storm damage from the storm that struck the east coast to thank first responders and romney is sell yuled to have a rally in florida. >> all right. tonight millions without power and neighbors in ruins. the after math of sandy will be felt for days. lets bring in sue for what's ahead. >> yeah, we're going to focus on the northeast and the new jersey coa
at least most of the eastern united states and today new jersey governor chris christie called it devastating beyond anything he ever thought he'd say. we can all agree on this. there's a whole lot of work to do in the days ahead. >> reporter: point pleasant beach one of many seaside communities up and down the new jersey shore that saw extensive damages from hurricane sandy as it blasted ashore. hurricane avenue is now covered in sand and debris. this is just one of many communities now dealing with the aftermath of this powerful storm. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie is stunned by the extent of devastation in his state. the familiar atlantic city boardwalk is in shambles, entire neighborhoods washed over as search and rescue crews scoop up stranded residents by the boat load and crews working around the clock to clear out debris fields that are 7 feet high in some places. >> i anticipated last night given the nature of the winds and the rain we'd be pretty bad. i didn't expect it to be that bad.
with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there now with an update on these flooding concerns. >> good morning. a coastal flood warning remains in effect until 2:00 p.m. friday so that means even more flooding could come, not just here to old town alexandria but to areas all along the tidal area. so we are talking about washington, d.c., georgetown waterfront and even prince george's county as well. so here in alexandria, this is something they've been through many, many times. they are used to flooding here. yesterday, let's take a look at some of the picture
will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> and closer to home now in alexandria where people fear what sandy could still have in store. high tides are expected on the potomac later this morning raising some concerns of mored intoing. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in old town with the latest on that situation. >> reporter: good morning. people here in old town standery are pretty used to this. we had ter covering the street yesterday. it is perfectly dry pavement right now. they prepared for it. they are ready for it. and with high tide just a few hours away, as you mentioned think the businesses say they can't clean up the storm preparations just yet. yesterday again, old town alexandria braced for possible flooding of historic proportions. the water came up a few feet. once the wind and rain stopped, there were plenty of onlookers who come to old town to see what sandy had to bring to them. businesses and resident in the low-lying area were well prepared with sand bagged that the city distributed in advance of the storm. >> they close opportunity, raise all th
governor chris christie putting pressure on utility companies. >> i'm getting these plans for the power companies. if they do not meet these deadlines, they're going to have big problems with me. >> reporter: in atlantic city casinos reopening for the first time since sunday when the approaching storm forced them to close their doors. residents are struggling to find gas for their cars and generators as many stations remain closed due to a lack of fuel and electricity. in staten island new york, david lee miller, fox news. >>> local runners speak out about the decision to cancel the new york city marathon. harris rosenswag was planning to run with a blind friend who traveled from new zealand to participate in the race. harris says he's still going to new york and meet up with his friend. >> maybe we'll take a run in central park or try to enjoy no, nobody city for what it's -- new york city for what it's worth. >> this is the first time the marathon has ever been canceled. it was even held after 9/11. >>> tonight new jersey governor chris christie ordered 12 counties to ration gas to
in even chris christie in new jersey, who he's touring with today, was very laudatory about the president. i don't think i can handicap this one way or the other who it would really help but it does take the campaign off the front pages for a few days, that's for sure. >> jim, we saw mitt romney in ohio yesterday helping storm damage victim, sort of blending the two, or did his campaign get put on hold? >> they're donating, instead of getting campaign know nation donations, they're giving it to the red cross. you have to be sensitive to what happened to the folks in new jersey and new york state. the president gets a break here, to be quite honest with you, because now he gets to fly to new jersey and do the photo op and pretend he's concerned about this. >> you're saying the president isn't concerned about americans? >> i'm not saying he's not concerned but if you look at what happened prior to the storm, he was running around america campaigning very hard and -- as was -- but my point was it wasn't working in the polls. his polls were going down so, this gives him the chance to be regal
visits new jersey touring the devastated shore region with governor chris christie. the scenes and pictures are chilling and it's like this along the shorelines. the amusements of the jersey shore are down the list of casualties: homes, boats, businesses and lives were lost to the storm. >> the destruction is so totaled in so many places that it's a different experience than we have scene before. >> reporter: residents can't believe that part of their legendary boardwalk is now gone. meanwhile, in neighboring new york, the hustle and bustle of the big apple is slowly coming back after sandy brought the metropolitan hub to a halt. governor cuomo announcing limited train services would start up a day after the city buses were on the road. >> there will be more service literally on a day-by-day basis as the mta is working through this. >> reporter: areas of lower manhattan are flooded with corosive sea water. as people assess the damage in the queen's neighborhood where more than 100 homes were destroyed by a massive fire during the storm. because of the downed power lines, floodi
obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are still on the scene of this large fire in northeast. they were called to moore street near union market late last night. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is still a scene here although a lot of the additional equipment has been rolled up. but firefighters are going to be here on the scene they say at least until day break. so here is what we know happened. we also have some pictures from last night to show you as well. firefighters got a call around 10:30 last night about a fire here in one of these warehouses on moore street. this is a very busy packed area with warehouses that a
. americans are turned off by the hyperpartisanship. you have president obama and chris christie examining the damage, talking with each other and working together, having their bromance on camera. that sends a powerful message that the president can work with republicans, chris christibeing one of mitt romney's strongest surrogates. he doesn't have to tell people that he can work in a bipartisan way, he's showing it. this is powerful stuff, whether it impacts the elect, because there are so few undecided voters, that is unclear. it's an important lasting message. >> and you telling me the class is going have their own electoral college today. >> right. by the end of class, we'll have an electoral college map from the class, we hope will accurately predict what is going to happen next week and that is if we know next week. there is a chance, if some states are closed, provisional ballots, overseas ballots from soldiers, we may not know who wins 10 days after the election. if ohio is that type, they're going to count the ballots. >> all right, let's go to get the response from the students.
evacuations. new jersey governor chris christie called the people who stayed, quote stupid and selfish. >>> we know there were mandatory evacuations in ocean city where sandy pack a powerful punch. >> fox 5's lauren demarco is live there now with a look at sandy's impact. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. the biggest thing we've been saying right now is it is just cold and certainly windy. the highest wind gust yesterday up to 58 miles per hour. dim feeling some wind gusts right now as well . it appears the rain is pretty light right now. it comes in bands. it is definitely coming down but it doesn't really hurt you as it whips against you in the wind at this point. we have power right here. we are at 17th street at the boardwalk. downtown, everybody from second street down to the inlet on the bayside and from 11th on the bayside doesn't have power. they shut that power off as a proactive move. pretty cold for those folks. hopefully, not too many people there because the area below 17th street was under mandatory evacuation. we were told some 200 people did stay but then l
. president obama and governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously, their world has been torn apart. >> new york city was also hit hard. a police helicopter made more air rescues. the subway system is expected to reopen with limited service today. and jfk and newark airports are back hope with limited service. la guardia could follow suit sometime today. we'll all have a live update from new jersey in our next hour. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy in our area. sky fox flew over that area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads from this vantage point. official tell us the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> the anne arundel county fire department is investigating the death of a contractor who was killed when a tree fell on him. it happened on
and downed power lines. today he'll get a look at the damage along with new jersey governor chris christie. >>> it is still not clear how the storm will impact the election. and as our political strategist says, the president isn't on the campaign trail. >> i don't think i could handicap this one way or the other who it helps. but it does take the campaign off the front pages for sure. >> the president gets a break, to be honest with you, because now he gets to fly to new jersey, do the photo op and pretend he's really, you know, concerned about all this stuff. and everybody will get glowing press, which he'll get, so then what happens -- >> you're saying the president isn't concerned about americans? >> i'm not saying he's not concerned about it. if you look at what's happened prior to the storm, he was campaigning very hard, as was -- but it wasn't -- my point was, it wasn't working in the polls. his polls were going down. >> don't forget, election day is next tuesday. >>> early voting resumes in most counties in our region today. montgomery county, maryland, early voting centers opened
to new jersey today to get an up- close look at the devastation there with governor chris christie. it is hard to tell what caused it. i mean, gosh, just look at that. >> it was certainly fanned by the winds. >> right. >> whether they figure it out or not, either way, a lot of people will need help out there. >> yeah, it is tough. around here, today will be another day for clean-up for for people that have trees in the yard, that kind of thing. trees will gradually improve around here. i know we have trick or treating later tonight. we should be just fine. going to be a little cool out there but not dealing with a lot of wind or rain. so that is good. let's get to the radar. got a couple of light showers out there to start your day but things have been gradually improving since yesterday and much more in the way of rain yesterday. in fact, it rained for much of the day here in washington. you can see just some scattered showers out to the west, out west of hagerstown working down 81 and than a few light showers here south and west of town. can't rule out the possibility of an early
jersey governor chris christie, lavished him with praise. >> it has been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and the president will be back on the trail today in nevada, colorado and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia after rallies yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters with a call for storm relief. >> please make sure that you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra, sent it to the red cross for our friends that are in harm's way. i love you. i appreciate it and together, we're going to win. >> reporter: later this week, the romney team starts a campaign splits they call the romney-ryan real recovery road rally. both campaigns still battling for the under voters that are generally favo
university, he thanked new jersey governor chris christie for doing a fine job. springsteen along with bon jovi and billy joel will headline a concert tonight. proceeds donated to the red cross. bruce is keeping busy, after the concert, he's setting his eyes on the campaign trail with barack obama. he'll join the president in madison, wisconsin monday, where he'll perform. then, the pair will travel to columbus, ohio, where they'll meet up with jz for an event. >>> employers added 171,000 jobs last month. however, that's not enough to keep pace with the growing economy and the unemployment rate actually went up to 7.9%. >> the unemployment report comes as the presidential candidates are in their final push before election day. wisdom martin is back in studio with more on today's events. >> always a lot of things going on as we get down to the last couple days before we decide who will be president of the united states. allison and tony, first, the president is coming to our area and will be appearing in manassas. dave matthews, the singer, will be there. today, mitt romney starts in wiscon
because new jersey governor chris christie is promising that, if conditions are not safe for trick or treating, he will sign an executive order rescheduling halloween. he already ordered the guard be state parkway closed from the driscoll bridge to cape may. >>> at the height of the storm, several hospitals in new york city evacuated patients after the power and flooding became a problem and back-up generator failed. the vacs included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care unit. -- the evacuation included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care unit. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i'
. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie took a 4 1/2 hour long helicopter tour of devastated areas in his state. he's thanking volunteers and first responders and comforting those who have lost everything. >> very difficult time. very difficult day. so we just start. we survived. >> reporter: new jersey is not the only state recovering today. new york governor andrew cuomo was also touring damage in manhattan where underground tunnels and subway stations are full of corrosive seawater. even still officials are saying the worst is behind them. >> it's the beginning of a process that we all know will take a while, but this is the end of the down side and hopefully from here is going up. >> reporter: as the storm now moves towards canada, an air travel tracking website says more than 18,000 flights have been canceled due to the storm. in absecon, new jersey, craig boswell, fox news. >>> ocean city took a beating. guess we're not going to do that story. which story you guys want to do? >>> all right. let's go to karen gray houston. sh
road to recovery. thank you. >>> speaking of new jersey's governor chris christie calls the damage to his state's coastline unthinkable. he says it will likely takes months to recover. the state's top priority now is rescuing people stranded in those barrier islands. when asked if gop presidential candidate mitt romney would visit the state, christie made it clear politics are not his priority. >> i'm sure while the national election is obviously very important that the people of new jersey at this moment would really be unhappy with me if they thought for a second i was occupying my time thinking about how i was going to get people to vote a week from today. so i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people in the state of new jersey. so let the politicians who are on the ballot worry about election day. it's not my problem. i'm not dealing with it at the moment. >> the governor, however, did praise president obama for his handling of the storm. >>> now that sandy is gone, we want
in new jersey, governor chris christie issued evacuation orderers for folks along the coast. board walks and casinos in atlantic city have been empty since yesterday, and we saw in steve's live shot that water was already under the board walk and several dozens yards beyond that into the basements of some of the casino. >>> and this is just the beginning. >> right. >> all right sandy expected to make land fall near delaware. >> that's where we find a reporter live. doug, good morning. >> reporter: good morning guys. and look, look at this water that's just rushing into the board walk here, i walk out on to the beach, gives you an idea of just the force of this, you see this erosion sense here, look, its just been torn apart, this part of its just been mingled. that's tons of beach erosion all over the place. this is a real concern all up and downtown coast here. this area has been verdict evacuated, mandatory evacuation near the coast. this may be 50,000 people. once you start getting to those massive population centers north of here, we're talking obviously dc, but also when you get up
. in new jersey, governor chris christie issued evacuationers for folks along the coast, board walks, and casinos in atlantic city have been empty since yesterday. >>> and here at home, fishery warning people to stay off the roads -- officials are warning people to stay off the roads. >> wet roads and down trees could make it a slippery ride. julie wright joins us next with a check on traffic. . >> reporter: allison you're right, those long and windy roads in route seven were just covered with leaves over the weekend. approaching 10, no one is' getting by at this time. we had activity south on fairland road. that crash has cleared. again to update our on the commute around town, definitely dealing with the wet pavement, we are anticipating the roads to deteriorate as the storm continues closer to us. we already have beach drive shut down, this is typically a common area where we tend to see standing water once the weather and winds pickup. little falls parkway between massachusetts a and river road. that's already shut down, and of course the parkway blocked off between wayne avenue.
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